Van Petten, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°42′15″N 89°37′19″W / 41.7041994°N 89.6220477°W / 41.7041994; -89.6220477

Van Petten, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lee
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 423272

Van Petten is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Illinois, United States.

The hamlet is named for A. G. Van Petten, the site owner. A post office was established in 1901.[1] The population of the town (2013) is 2. The town is owned and operated by Dave and Babe Brandon [2]


  1. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois. 
  2. ^ Becerk, Tara. "Welcome to Van Petten: Population 2",, Sterling, 13 February 2010. Retrieved on 27 June 2013.